The father and brother of award-winning Australian journalist Julian Assange are on a nationwide tour of the United States calling on the U.S. government to drop its prosecution and finally let Julian come home.
Today: Columbus, Ohio
Rally at the Statehouse
John and Gabriel Shipton’s #HomeRun4Julian tour began in Miami on June 6. The Shiptons are scheduled to make stops on both coasts and the Midwest before concluding the tour in the nation’s capital.
Assange’s family members will meet with activists, press, and policymakers to raise awareness of the importance of protecting whistleblowers and journalists, and to advocate for the release of Julian Assange, whom the United Nations has declared “arbitrarily detained” since 2010.
We’ll continue to update this page with event details, how to get involved, video content, and more. All times are local.
Video: Panel event
hosted by Jen Perelman
Video: Julian wins
2021 Sacco-Vanzetti Award
|Minneapolis / St Paul|
2pm | Panel: ESFL / Zoom RSVP
7pm | Rally: Highland Park Picnic Pavillion
Video: Roger Waters, Chris Hedges, Aaron Maté, Randy Credico
5pm | Facebook
Video: John & Gabriel Shipton at the First Amendment monument
Video: Marianne Williamson, Chip Gibbons, & Ryan Grim
Video: Fidel Narvaez, John Kiriakou & Ray McGovern
Video: Statehouse rally
4:30pm | 625 N. Michigan Ave
Featuring: Jerome McDonnell
10am-Noon | Featuring:
John & Gabriel Shipton
June 30th-July 1st
Panel discussion with John & Gabriel Shipton, Marianne Williamson, Ryan Grim & Chip Gibbons
Panel: Separating Fact from Fiction
Online event featuring John & Gabriel Shipton, Fidel Narvaez, John Kiriakou, & Ray McGovern
New York City
Reception for John & Gabriel Shipton with Roger Waters, Chris Hedges, Aaron Maté, & Randy Credico
Julian Assange presented with the 2021 Sacco-Vanzetti Social Justice Award
Panel event hosted by Jen Perelman, with Mara Shlackman, Scott Luxor, and Nicolas Davies